Dr. Laura Lemke, MD

Dr. Laura Lemke, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 48
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Dr. Laura Lemke, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Sycamore, IL and has been practicing for 16 years. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine in 1996 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric hand surgery, and more.Read her story

2111 Midlands Ct

Sycamore, IL 60178

Contact Information

(815) 758-0000

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HAP Insurance
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Lemke performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Foot Fracture
normal
more than 41% of peers
Foot Conditions
normal
more than 23% of peers
Fracture
normal
more than 20% of peers

Dr. Lemke's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Lemke's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lemke "Dr. Lemke holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry with Honors from Brown University and a Doctor of Medicine from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed an internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at the Southern Illinois University of Medicine and Affiliated Hospitals, where she was appointed Chief Resident in Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Lemke completed a fellowship in Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery at Children's Memorial Hospital/ Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is also on staff at Lurie's Children Hospital"

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Lemke ""The most important thing to remember when treating children is patience. It takes time for kids to trust you, so you have to continually reach out to them on their level. Sometimes that means playing a game; sometimes it involves singing songs together. Being a mother has taught me as much or more about children than I learned in medical school. I have a fuller understanding of what makes them tick and what anxieties they have. At the same time, I need to connect with parents and put them at ease by explaining the issues and laying out a clear treatment plan" "

5  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Hand Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

70  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger

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20  Procedures

  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Brown University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Southermn Illinois University-School of Medicine
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Southern Illinois University School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • Children's Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lemke has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lemke's Reviews

3.3
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lemke to family and friends
12 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Lemke's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

I brought my 14 year old daughter in the day after a volleyball accident and E.R. visit , where I was told my daughter had a BROKEN leg....Dr. Lemke came in an announced "so you have a sprained ankle" she didn't seemed to have reviewed the x-rays before hand and claimed it just "looked" like a...more
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I brought my daughter (11)in to see dr. Lemke after persistent pain in her lower back following a traumatic .Dr. Lemke came off like she had better things to do than to waste her time seeing my daughter. She even made a sny comment to my daughter while preforming a strength test on her legs. I...more
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If I could leave a zero rating for Dr Lemke I would. I was very disappointed in her treatment and professionalism of my daughter. She was rude to me and staff! She accused me of things she has no knowledge of. I won't recommend her to anyone! I feel so strong about this I have to make sure...more
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